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Polgowan Barn

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Polgowan near Thornhill, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "If you want a holiday as far from anywhere that it’s possible to be, this is the perfect place."

    It’s a wonderfully fitted out barn conversion and very comfortable. Just make sure you don’t open the windows to the attic bedroom, or the midges will get in and bite you in the night. We had a valley of around 10 miles long to ourselves to explore, which was wonderful with an amazing array of small birds such as dippers, wheatears and meadow pipits, as well as red kites and buzzards overhead. It takes 40+minutes to drive there from the nearest village, on a potholed narrow road, so take a weeks’ worth of food with you. To get there you need to know that it’s actually called Polgown. (what3words fails.voltages.rewarded)

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was disgusting and clearly hadn't been cleaned properly for months."

    We've compiled to Sykes and asked for a full refund but heard nothing yet. If necessary we WILL get a refund through the small claims court. It's just a shame we can't upload the photos on this review.

    Reviewed by Alan1.3Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday, in the most wonderful area."

    ......however the cleanliness of the cottage was unacceptable. The bath was dirty and the bedroom furnishings were all dusty, the stairs were dirty and the cottage needed a good vacuuming. There were flies flying around the cottage and lots of dead insects. The bathroom was the worst as the toilet was leaking and obviously had been for a while, there were flies everywhere and I couldn't even bring myself to have a shower as the smell was dreadful and the floor in the bathroom was in need of a good cleaning. I had to wash all the cutlery, crockery and glasses before use. The cottage was cleaner when we left than when we arrived. We would love to return...... just get these issues solved.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, We are so sorry that you were unhappy with the standard of cleanliness at the property. We would have gladly addressed the issues for you during your stay if you had let us know. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Once again, please accept our apologies and thank you for your valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison2.8Sep 2021

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king with freestanding bath
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Complimentary Ishga organic seaweed toiletries
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fire starter pack
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front garden with lawn, stream and bench
  • Sorry, no wi-fi
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Shop 12.8 miles, pub 12.4 miles
  • Note: Building work to be carried out on nearby house until October
  • Note: Property is a remote location and accessed via a track which can become in passable during the winter months
  • Note: property has its own water supply via a bore hole.

The property

Thornhill 12.2 miles.

Tucked away in the hamlet of Polgowan, near the village of Thornhill, is this semi-detached barn conversion, Polgowan Barn.

On the edge of Southern Upland Way.

Set over two floors and sleeping two guests, Polgowan Barn is a romantic and scenic setting for your next adventure to the Scottish countryside, with spectacular views and fields of sheep nearby.

You are welcomed to the property by the open plan living space; cuddle up on the sofa as you flick on the Smart TV and warm your toes up by the fire, have your morning coffee at the breakfast bar as you look out on to the countryside views, or rustle up your favourite meal in the well-equipped and contemporary kitchen.

Moving through the property there is a ground-floor shower room to freshen up, before your climb the spiral staircase up to the bedroom where these is a freestanding bath and a king size bed to escape to when your busy day has drawn to a close.

Outside there is parking available on the land, as well as lovely lawn around the property with a bench, which is ideal for couples to enjoy an evening glass of wine as they watch the sun set.

This property is on the edge of Southern Upland Way & is a haven for walking, hiking and cycling as you take in the wonderful scenery and explore the low hills of Carsphairn and Lowther, or take a drive into the village of Thornhill to find a shop, a pub and a couple of cute cafes, or take a detour to the magnificent Drumlanrig Castle which is set on an 80,000 acre estate comprising a country park and Victorian gardens, and is regarded as one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland and also boasts an internationally renowned art collection.

History buffs will enjoy a day at Museum of Lead mining, offering a fascinating insight into mining days gone by.

Fans of literature will relish in a day at Robert Burns House, the former home of Scotland's national poet, kept just how it was in 1796.

If you don't fancy cooking in the evenings, head out to The Nithsdale Hotel for a bite to eat, or if you like delicious Italian cuisine, try Piccola Italia.

For a romantic and remote retreat to Scotland, choose Polgowan Barn.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Dumfries 15 miles; Ayr 42 miles; Glasgow 66 miles.

The quiet village of Thornhill is in the Mid Nithsdale area of Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland, and is an ideal place for a relaxing break. Surrounded by wonderful scenery and the low hills of Carsphairn and Lowther, there are plenty of opportunities to walk and cycle these ancient hills. In the centre of Thornhill village is a column supporting a majestic winged horse, which is the emblem of the Dukes of Queensberry who own the surrounding land and also the magnificent Drumlanrig Castle. Set on an 80,000 acre estate comprising a country park and Victorian gardens, Drumlanrig Castle is regarded as one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland and also boasts an internationally renowned art collection. Thornhill’s location means that it is ideal for a day trip to the seaside at Ayr or a day’s shopping and sightseeing in cosmopolitan Glasgow.